Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sibson: Howdy Doody Dusty another Soros dupe

Dakota War College is known for hosting hate speech but has jumped the shark by letting Steve Sibson paint targets on South Dakota's Muslims.
I agree with Dave Wegner's recent letter with respect to the problem of money undermining America's representative democracy. A recent example is Davison County Commissioners ignoring the quality of constituents' life by approving hog operations that benefit out-of-state capitalists. The Republican majority are liberal tax and spend crony capitalists. And what most fail to understand is that nearly 100 percent of the South Dakota Democratic legislators recently supported three major tax increases, including September's Internet tax increase, that is fueling the liberal Republican tax and spend agenda here in South Dakota. We should blame all global oligarchy members, of which Dusty Johnson is one of their Howdy Doody puppets, for destroying representative democracy. [LTE, Steve Sibson]
Thanks to Donald Trump, Pat Powers, Lora Hubbel and Steve Sibson hate crimes are on the rise in South Dakota.

Sibson is a 'special' case, if you get my drift. A perennial loser, Sibson suffers from paranoid delusions and acute depression. Sibson's Religionist Right is resisting parts of Common Core because the standards stress human influence on climate change, genocide of indigenous by colonizers, gender equality and social justice.

If Ron Wieczorek takes 6% of the earth hater vote and George Hendickson takes 6% Tim Bjorkman will win within the margin of error especially after it's been revealed earth hater Howdy Doody Dusty Johnson has ties to the Russian mob.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Early voting begins in South Dakota


Fischer: SD Game, Fish and Plunder is broken


At least 101 species in South Dakota are at risk to Republicans.

Diving ducks like the Canvasback, Redhead, Bufflehead, Lesser Scaup and the Common Goldeneye feed on the invasive zebra mussels that have been plaguing the main stem dams in the Missouri River since at least 2004. The pesky mussels compete with paddlefish and other native species like the pallid sturgeon. Only now have the Commissioners for South Dakota's Game, Fish and Plunder implemented mandatory boat inspections after failing the control of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
• The commission needs to be elected, not appointed. We need people on the commission that not only know which state they actually live in, but more importantly, we need people that know the difference between governing and ruling!

• We need a complete change at the top management level of the SDGFP. Their emphasis should be on how we can increase wildlife populations and habitat, and stop using our natural resources as a supplemental insurance policy for the state’s budget. [A Vote Of No Confidence, Greg Fischer, Lake City]
The death of the Missouri River ecosystem in South Dakota began with the European invasion, was accelerated by the Homestake Mining Company and sealed with the construction of the main stem dams.
Not many South Dakotans have prospered as professional fishermen, but there was a time when you could make a living by clamming on the James, Big Sioux and Vermillion rivers. The clam industry dwindled in the 1940s due to over-harvesting, environmental changes in the rivers and, of course, the invention of plastic buttons. Huge fish were also reported by dam-builders when the reservoirs were built along the Missouri. Some divers saw fish 15 feet long floating at the bottom of the muddy river. [Katie Hunhoff]
South Dakota's earth hater junior US senator is leading a crusade to block the US Environmental Protection Agency from identifying non-point sources of pollution deposited into watersheds by his GOP donors.

Most East River lakes are eutrophic shit holes filled with toxic algae and unable to even support fish populations so the Prairie Pothole Region is becoming increasingly threatened by the encroachment of industrial agriculture but more irrigation means pumping fossil water from depleted aquifers mainly recharged by the Prairie Pothole Region.

So once again the feds are bailing out the locals this time through a grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, a part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service but instead of native bison We the People will pay a few welfare ranchers to run domestic livestock on some of it.
Soil Health Initiative funds will be open to eastern South Dakota landowners interested in establishing cover crops, diversifying crop rotations, reducing tillage, conserving wetlands and planting grasslands. The grant also includes funds for various wetland restoration and protection projects, including the acquisition of conservation easements from willing landowners. The grant and partner contributions will enhance more than 30,000 acres of wetlands and associated upland habitats in eastern South Dakota, benefiting waterfowl, ring-necked pheasants, white-tailed deer, songbirds, waterbirds and a wide variety of other wildlife species. [Farm Forum]
Under President Obama the US Environmental Protection Agency had been taking steps to reverse the effects of nitrogen pollution in the Prairie Pothole Region; but, South Dakota's Republican At-large US Representative Kristi Noem says to hell with that. She has even outlined radical steps to preserve habitat for the Chinese Ring-necked Pheasant, an introduced species that crowds out native wild turkeys.

GF&P may have been interested in science at some point in its past but like Douglas fir, lodgepole pine and as revenues collapse the eventual extirpation of mountain lions from the Black Hills looks like a given. Under pressure from the Humane Society of the United States the South Dakota Game, Fish and Plunder Commission did reverse itself on hunting cougars with weaponized dogs.

During one season a white christian trophy hunter illegally slew a three-month old, fourteen pound cougar kitten in the Black Hills. The idiot was cited for a class one misdemeanor improper tagging, which carries a penalty of fines to $1,000, one year in jail and loss of hunting privileges for a year. That particular incident is par for the course in Lawrence County where firearms and alcohol mixed with meth chasers are as common as sibling marriages.

Robust aspen habitat on the Black Hills and a healthy cougar population are connected and critical to ruffed grouse survival. Humans tampering with the ecosystem has resulted in a trophic cascade where the slaughter of cougars has allowed mesopredators like coyotes and bobcats to flourish only to depress grouse numbers.

The reasoning is hardly mysterious: it's all about the money hunting and public lands grazing funnel into a region smothering under single-party rule.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ferguson fleeing South Dakota for sane state

Well, at least she might not have to wear a body cam for her own protection like she should have while covering the Republican predators in Pierre.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Rapid City stiffs homeless


Under ethics-free Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard homelessness in South Dakota has become epidemic.

There are 200 more homeless people in South Dakota this year or about 1159 so far in 2018. Mayor Steve Allender, the former police chief who led a "bunch of racists," is at a loss to house the 400 or so homeless people in Rapid City. He's even asked the Cornerstone Rescue Mission, a front for the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, to help. Dan Island, Dan Nelson, Steve Hammond, Hani Shafai: now Kent Hagg takes a seat at the trough.
The vote, 6-4, saw Alderwomen Darla Drew, Lisa Modrick and Laura Armstrong and Alderman Ritchie Nordstrom in opposition and came after a bevy of substitute motions were made, amended, and rescinded, and voting on one particular motion failed. Council President Amanda Scott said it would be “insincere” to grant the Mission and others funding that could potentially be rescinded if the council were unable to identify another revenue source or if they reconsidered the building-permit fee issue and again opposed raising fees. Later in the meeting, the council unanimously approved a set of deadlines for Kent Hagg and his Freeland Ranch Community development to meet as Hagg tries to successfully build and fill 24 rental units with tenants on an 1-acre plot north of Rushmore Crossing by July 2020. The project has received over $195,000 of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) money and must fill at least 51 percent of the completed units with low-income persons to fulfill the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements for the funds. [Rapid City Council approves budget with reductions to Cornerstone Mission]
Lisa Modrick was Lisa Wallace and Paul Miller's secretary in 1981 when i went to work at Twin City Fruit in Deadwood. She and then husband, also a Mike and a driver for Paul, attended my 1983 wedding reception in Spearditch. She was a knockout in those days and is another Deadwood girl with a hair-raising life story. i rented from her dad for a time. There's a 35mm photo of her talking with my dad at that party so i'll see if i can find it.

Back in 2013, NPR's Planet Money reported on an experiment in Kenya.
The results from the study are encouraging, says Johannes Haushofer, an economist at MIT's Poverty Action Lab who was one of the study's co-authors. "We don't see people spending money on alcohol and tobacco," he says. "Instead we see them investing in their kids' education, we see them investing in health care. They buy more and better food." Getting money made people happier, less stressed out. [What Happens When You Just Give Money To Poor People?]
How is creating a ghetto, tiny houses or otherwise, good for anyone? How are some 200 people with mental illnesses and diminished capacity living in close proximity going to generate incomes to feed themselves?

After the 1972 Flood that wiped out Teepee Town and killed some 238 people, mostly poor American Indians, the feds gave Rapid City rent supports to house those displaced by the disaster.

Homeless veterans are often refugees from combat. Under Denny Daugaard the state has the worst record in America in the housing of homeless veterans having over a sixty two percent increase in vet homelessness. Despite lies from SDGOP video lootery, payday loan sharks, domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked putting children at risk to more catastrophic consequences far more often than has happened in states that have legalized or lessened penalties for casual use of cannabis.

Hey, Rapid City: expand Medicaid for these people then offer a $3000 stipend to those who qualify, more for families and veterans then encourage people to flee South Dakota's unforgiving winters.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Jackley balking on investigation of predator priests

Pennsylvania used a grand jury for the statewide investigation of predator priests and the Philadelphia Diocese is the bishopric of former Rapid City cleric Charlie Chaput.

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is a member of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers. He says there are ongoing discussions about opening an official investigation into covering up crimes committed by the pedophiles in his sect but laws passed by South Dakota's extremist legislature limit what instruments can be inserted during a probe.

Both South Dakota dioceses are up to their areolae in debt to the white christianic ruling class for covering up crimes committed by pederastic priests where Catholic congregations and the state's legislature have engaged in obstruction of justice for decades. Bernie v. Blue Cloud Abbey was one of several cases that ended up before the South Dakota Supreme Court alleging church officials at the time covered up serial sexual abuse taking place at the compound. After helping to broker the sale of the abbey Watertown member of the criminal cult, Lee Schoenbeck, aided by fellow cultist and lobbyist Jeremiah Murphy, forced the South Dakota Legislature to pass laws covering up countless crimes committed by their sect by enacting statutes of limitations.

Although nothing untoward ever happened to me as an altar boy for Fr. Louis J. Miller at Our Lady of Good Counsel my girlfriend in high school told me their family attended Mass in Aurora because Miller had done something bad in Alaska then was transferred in the late 1950s to the Elkton parish under Sioux Falls cleric, Lambert Hoch. Hoch was born in Elkton. Marlboro-smoking, scotch-drinking Louis Miller was elevated to monsignor, built a gorgeous church and grade school, coached St. Mary's basketball then was decapitated in an automobile accident near Pierre in 1968.

Fr. Leonard Fox, the bean-counter who succeeded him and assigned to pay the bills was a greasy sleazeball who drove me from catholicism.

What lame duck Marty Jackley already knows should be the first body of evidence presented at a grand jury convened by Chief Justice David Gilbert, the ranking Democrat in South Dakota.

Learn more at WNAX.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Commercial teevee is the deadliest gateway drug


Until the Vietnam War school shootings were rare and scattered but after commercial teevee brought the carnage into every American living room something changed. School shootings spiked to seventeen in the 1960s.

Suffering from pounding headaches induced by post-traumatic stress disease Marine-trained sniper Charlie Whitman climbed to the observation deck of the 27-story clock tower at the University of Texas then killed thirteen people and wounded thirty others on 1 August, 1966. Until the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 it was the deadliest shooting on a US college campus.
Whitman and the Fuesses chatted generally for an hour or so, and at one point the conversation turned to Vietnam. Whitman "said he couldn't understand why boys from the United States had to go over there and die for something they didn't have anything to do with." [source]
On 13 July, inspired by Whitman and what he saw on teevee Richard Speck broke into a townhouse serving as a National Maritime Union dormitory and murdered several young student nurses.
On Friday, July 8, 1966, his brother-in-law Gene drove Speck to the NMU hiring hall to pick up his seaman's card and register for a berth on a ship. Speck lost out that day to a seaman with more seniority for a berth on the SS Flying Spray, a C1-A cargo ship bound for South Vietnam, and returned to his sister Martha's apartment for the weekend. [source]
On 12 November, 1966 18-year-old Bob Smith took seven people hostage at Rose-Mar College of Beauty and shot each in the head. Smith reportedly admired Richard Speck and Charles Whitman.

During protests of the Vietnam War on 4 May, 1970 a string of shootings at Kent State University began with the death of four and the wounding of nine by Ohio National Guard soldiers.

While protesting the US military presence in Cambodia two students were killed and twelve others injured when police opened fire at Jackson State on 15 May, 1966.

There were thirty school shootings in the 1970s, 39 in the 1980s, 62 in the 1990s, 64 in the 2000s and more than 149 so far in the 2010s.

Charles Whitman, Richard Speck, Timothy McVeigh, Eric Harris, Dylan Klebold, Dylann Roof, Adam Lanza, Robert Dear, James Holmes, Eric Rudolph, Jared Loughner, Wade Michael Page, Ted Kaczynski, Eric Frein, Stephen Paddock and Nickolas Cruz all are or were christians. All these men were victims of bullying, isolation and ostracism. All had histories of extensive teevee usage, many of video game exposure and of easy access to firearms. Distrust of government was a factor in most, if not all of the episodes for which they are infamous.

Is this how Americans really want to live? Carry rifles and sidearms into every bar, church, and arena?

Stand your ground has become vigilante justice because the courts are overwhelmed with suspects in the war on drugs, our communities are becoming armed camps and we’re barricaded in our homes afraid to let our kids go to school.
According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in 1950 only 10 percent of American homes had a television. Today, that number is an astonishing 99 percent. Nearly two-thirds of all TV programs contain violent scenes, including children’s programs. And it is well documented that children imitate behavior seen on television, including violence. Ninety-five percent of American adolescents aged 13-17 have smartphones, and 92 percent play video games. Both are commonly used without parental supervision. The Kaiser Family Foundation has performed numerous studies documenting the link between viewing violence and aggressive behavior. One study that evaluated 430 third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders found that children’s exposure to media violence predicted increased aggressive behavior. [Marin Voice: We need to help our kids cope with media violence]
Commercial teevee truly is the most dangerous gateway drug. How many more people will be caught in or die from as yet uncounted crossfires?

Prohibition doesn't work.

Raise the age of possession, operation and ownership of all firearms to 21, levy 100% excise taxes on the sales and gifting of the weapons on Senator Diane Feinstein's list then tag the revenue for Medicaid expansion so parents have the resources to address the devastating effects of commercial teevee on American youth.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Wildland fire danger returns to West River, NE Wyoming


Just a hundred and fifty years ago bison and cervids would be clearing the grasses that drive prairie fires.

But, after a century of fire suppression, a decades-long moratorium on prescribed burns, a lack of environmental litigators and GOP retrenchment the Black Hills National Forest and surrounding grasslands remain at risk to more blazes like the Legion Lake Fire yet poor ranching practices continue to add fuels to an already dangerous West River drought bringing with it moderate fire danger today to all reporting stations on the Black Hills.

Want to slow planet warming and flatten the Keeling Curve?

The Rocky Mountain Complex and the Black Hills have been home to a much larger aspen community in the fairly recent past. Ponderosa pine sucks millions of gallons from aquifer recharges, needles absorb heat and accelerate snow melt. Clear the second growth ponderosa pine, conduct fuel treatments, restore aspen and other native hardwoods, build wildlife corridors and approximate Pleistocene rewilding using bison and cervids.

Today and tomorrow are perfect days for West River emergency managers to be burning road ditches adding to buffers for later in the developing wildfire season but that won't happen because South Dakota has no effective leadership or commitment to environmental protection, it’s cheaper to bill the feds after a wildfire than it is to conduct fuel treatments and more expeditious to litigate forgiveness than to ask for permission.

If you live in the wildland-urban interface government can't always protect you from your own stupidity. Volunteer fire departments are irreplaceable as first responders to unexpected blazes and if the Federal Emergency Management Agency survives a Trump presidency it should convince Congress to make sure the resources are there to sustain rural firefighters.

Adapt or die.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Trump has made the world, America less safe


The Supreme Court of the United States caused 9/11.

Al Gore would have retained Bill Clinton’s security apparatus as the intelligence community was connecting the dots Mossad and IDF were leaving ahead of the event. Angel would not have been in the air that day if the plot had been uncovered. Yes, I believe that 1, 2, and 7 were "pulled." That the buildings were dropped into their footprints with explosives during what some describe as a military/Deep State coup is entirely plausible.

As we circle back to the events of 11 September, 2001 it's important to remember that had SCOTUS actually heard Bush v. Gore and ruled for Al Gore rather than upholding Jeb’s secretary of state (massive election fraud in Ohio notwithstanding) the entire head-lopping W performed on the chain of command would have been avoided. And, when you're appointed POTUS by your brother(s) or your father, you lop all the heads of those with whom you do not agree when you come to office because you're focused on deposing Saddam, the winner of the first Gulf War. CIA analysts were threatening to resign ahead of the event as the Bush cabal bobbled the ball.

False flags, disaster capitalism, endless war: anyone who believes America is safer because of a military filled with mercenaries is delusional.

The US is still in Afghanistan today to control the heroin trade that finances the Deep State. Saddam was hardly a saint but Iraq was a whole nation in 2003 and not a bag of flaming dog poo like it is today. After John Thune and the Republican establishment blew the Middle East country apart they began wrecking the American economy during the collapse that Barack Obama and the Democrats averted. Nearly $6 TRILLION has been spent by US murdering civilians with the weapons of hate since 2001.

When Obama ridiculed Donald Trump at the White House Correspondents Dinner that was the last straw so Trump got even by blackmailing the Obama Administration, the CIA and the FBI who were laundering money through the Trump Organization. Hillary Clinton was muzzled by the Obama White House so was Jim Comey. Now Trump and the Mob have their eyes on dox about every single American.

There is little doubt in my mind that damning evidence linking the Trump Organization to the Port Authority and beyond was destroyed on 9/11. It’s impossible the Obama Administration didn’t know Donald Trump was being installed by a hostile government. The Deep State put Trump in the White House because they're the Mob, too and he’s leveling the other guys’ poppy fields and heroin distribution with bombers from South Dakota while leaving the friendly opiate trade to flourish. The Trump Organization is an equal opportunity money launderer doing it for CIA and other Deep State actors for decades.

North Korea doles out meth like it was candy. Trump is simply seeking a direct route to Kim’s North Korean narcotics manufacturing and distribution networks. Ending some military exercises frees Kim to distribute over a wider market and launder the proceeds through the Trump Organization.

Trump hasn’t released his financials because they show the paper trail leading to every White House since probably Eisenhower. Fred Trump is a JFK assassination conspirator hence those dox are being held up, too.

Frankly, America can’t handle the truth. A coup has taken place at the White House but Mike Pence is no more legitimate than Trump is. In a real liberal democracy or democratic republic Paul Ryan would be POTUS and Orrin Hatch would be VPOTUS.

After painting Barack Obama as the antichrist we're watching evangelicals fawn over Trump as their Righter of Wrongs. It's horrifying in its duplicity. The End Times fulfill a prophesy and welcome a supernatural extraterrestrial to create a one-world government. No higher being could be anything but predatory. It's dystopian fantasy run amok.

No Middle East leader is more unstable than Bibi Netanyahu. Now, Putin and Mossad have dox on every GOPer in Congress and Trump has ordered a plan to declare martial law and suspend elections. Expect another October Surprise.

America has brought this on itself since radical christianity has murdered millions but you know what scares me?

Donald Trump has escalated his war on civilians and someone from Yemen, Somalia or some other shit hole country seeking retaliation could simply roll a truck bomb into Rapid City Central or Sioux Falls Lincoln High School after an Ellsworth-based drone pilot or some jock from the 114th Fighter Wing targets a wedding party or religious service.

Just say it: radical christianic terrorism.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Air Force to increase geoengineering assault over four states

In the name of geoengineering or albedo modification, the Air Force routinely sprays into the atmosphere over the ocean and above parts of at least four states, an aerosol cocktail of silver iodide, lead iodide, aluminum oxide, barium, frozen carbon dioxide, common salt, water and soot from burning hazardous waste in pits at bases including concoctions from Ellsworth near Rapid City, South Dakota.
The higher maximum altitude, double the current 26,000-foot ceiling in place, allows the military’s detection-evading stealth aircraft — including the B-2 Spirit bomber, F-35 Lightning fighter-bomber and F-22 Raptor fighter — to fly at normal operating altitudes. [Powder River Training Complex expanding upward; will allow for stealth aircraft flights]
Ellsworth AFB is home to a Superfund site so are Malmstrom AFB, Montana; Minot AFB, North Dakota and FE Warren AFB, Wyoming. All participate during the so-called "Combat Raider" deployments in the Powder River Training Complex.

General aviation, private pilots, climate watchers, even some Republican landowners and ranchers are concerned the elevated atmospheric hijinx could exacerbate drought conditions that persist in a region where dried grasses are causing Fall fire danger.

Anyone who believes America is safer because of a military filled with mercenaries is delusional.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Zephier: tribal cannabis would bring economic growth to Oglala Oyate

Recall President Tony Reider and officials of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Nation advanced their cannabis initiative after an Iowa casino on the border cut into the tribe's gaming business.

The Kul Wicasa Oyate could be the next tribe trapped inside South Dakota to legalize cannabis.
Vice-Chairman Kevin Wright says it's a matter that's crossed the minds of members in the community. “What I gathered from a small group of people is that they want it legalized and they're asking us what we're going to do about it,” said Wright. [KDLT teevee]
Lower Brule has struggled with synthetic "marijuana" but the Nation has off-reservation property in Fort Pierre to test their sovereignty. Tribes are the 51st State to the US Environmental Protection Agency. It just awarded the Lower Brule $200,000 to clean up contamination in their community.

Standing Rock, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Oglala Lakota Nation are also mulling cannabis projects.
“Hemp is a no-brainer and the well regulated legalization of marijuana has been used to jump-start non-Native communities throughout the country,” said Dr. Richard Zephier Ph.D. “Our status as sovereign nations afford us this right, but there are also treaty standards and promises that I plan to stand on.” The land of the Oglala has some of the highest rates of alcohol addiction in the country, and it also has a growing opioid and methamphetamine epidemic. In places where marijuana has been legalized statistics have shown that use rates of other illegal drugs have slowed. It is believed that this is the result of fewer opiate prescriptions being handed out to treat chronic pain. [Candidate For OST President Says He Wants Marijuana And Hemp]
Legislators and other stakeholders should use my model as a roadmap to legalization.

South Dakota media outlets are rife with stories about suicides, meth and heroin epidemics yet Attorney General Marty Jackley chose to take on a sovereign nation alleged to have bought fifty five cannabis seeds even as his homeboys and minions in the law enforcement industry look away from the Sturgis Rally bacchanal.

Now, the State of South Dakota wants to conduct lateral violence on the Yankton Sioux Tribe.

For the record, this blog can't support widespread growing of industrial cannabis (hemp), especially on tribal lands: it is an invasive species capable of overgrowing native grasses. Why anyone would want to buy genetically engineered seed from Bayer Crop Science/Monsanto or some other earth hater every year remains a mystery. But black market cannabis not tested or subject to inspection makes America and South Dakota less safe. Legalizing and regulating a product that so many people enjoy is reasonable public policy aligned with life/safety concerns.

Washington's Suquamish Tribe was a pioneer in the cannabis industry signing the first cannabis compact with any state. Governed by tribal law and by conditions in the compact they operate a retail cannabis shop just across Puget Sound from Seattle on the Port Madison Indian Reservation.

It's time to test South Dakota's jurisdiction over nations where cannabis is legal and for tribal medical professionals to establish clinics that perform abortions on non-contiguous off-reservation parcels as islands of health care that supersede state law.

My template is linked here.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Trump in Sioux Falls: hideous, horrifying and heinous

South Dakota's usual suspects are gathering in Sioux Falls to get their collective pussies grabbed by an unindicted co-conspirator.

John Thune knew Trump is a sleaze from his longtime basketball buddy Jim Comey. That's right: the vast wrong-wing conspiracy was going to beat Hillary Clinton at any cost even if it meant colluding with a sworn enemy of the United States, destroying the presidency and taking down the republic. Thune can't ever seek any higher office than he has now and unless he's indicted his term doesn't end until 2023. There are no media in his home state that aren't beholden to the Republican Party and although he went to DC without much money he's got at least $12 million now.

Duck Dynasty devotee Denny Daugaard dissed Donald during the 2016 debacle but has deigned to demure.

Conservative christianist Libertarian Party nominee Kurt Evans is going to be a major spoiler for Kristi Noem's precarious bid for governor in November especially if he can get his message to enough voters disgusted with the South Dakota Republican Party. South Dakota is a sacrifice zone, chemical toilet, perpetual welfare state and permanent disaster area and if Noem is campaigning and raising money with a serial pussy grabber no doubt Il Trumpo will feel right at home among their fellow earth haters and grabbing them by their purses.

Impeach and annul.



Thursday, September 6, 2018

Thursday twitter potpourri: West River edition







Monday, September 3, 2018

Buy your guns then apply for a cannabis card

Still believe the Second Amendment is absolute? Think again.
While more than 16,000 Nevadans still hold state-issued medical cards, that number has dropped by nearly 12,000 in 15 months since recreational marijuana sales began. Industry members and patients have complained the state medical cards, which cost $100 for two years and require a doctor’s note as part of the application, are not incentivized enough under the current tax model. State medical cardholders pay 10 percent less taxes than recreational customers, meaning cardholding patients would have to buy $2,000 to $2,500 worth in product to account for the cost of doctor’s fees and state licensing. Medical marijuana patients with state-issued cards are banned from owning firearms, and in some cases, lose benefits as military veterans. [‘I’m alive again’: Las Vegas marijuana patients celebrate plant’s life-changing role]
Mugshots of the accused are chilling effects on the protections of the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments because unflattering mugshots published in the media automatically convict the accused by tampering with the witness pool. Mugshots of the accused should be unavailable to media because unflattering mugshots give prosecutors prejudice during plea negotiations.

Republican-glutted states are the drunkest, kill the most kids, are the most obese and most addicted to opioids. States with the most alcohol-impaired driving deaths are Montana, South Carolina, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming so the idea that legal cannabis drives violence is more than laughable; but, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will make sure you lose your Second Amendment rights if you admit to ingesting cannabis or even if you are a patient being treated under the care of a doctor.

New Mexico's therapeutic cannabis program is nearing 60,000 patients.

Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, another state where cannabis has been legalized, has teamed up with Colorado congress member, Jared Polis and introduced legislation that would end the federal prohibition on cardholders buying firearms.

The Democratic National Committee has approved a party platform plank calling for cannabis law reform.

Prohibition isn't working.
Eliminate the nanny state cannabis restriction on firearm ownership, levy hefty transaction taxes on the sales and gifting of semi-automatic rifles, handguns, their ammo and extended clips on Senator Diane Feinstein's list then tag the revenue for Medicaid expansion.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

SD law enforcement industry continues racial profiling

Yiel Wuol of Spokane, Washington and Joshua McLean of Raymond have been released on bond after they were arrested near Kennebec.
Woul [sic] was reportedly driving 2 mph over the posted speed limit, and he pulled over and stopped at exit 235 when a Highway Patrol officer activated his emergency lights. Both men are charged with possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute more than one pound of marijuana, both of which are Class 3 felonies. [10 pounds marijuana found in suitcase]
This is simply another case where a member of South Dakota’s law enforcement industry profiled a person of color driving within the margin of error in a racist state.

Another South Dakota state trooper spent his time systematically profiling cars with license plates from states with legal cannabis until a Washington man stood his ground. Cannabis is legal in Washington but South Dakota convicted African-American Donald Willingham with multiple counts in Pennington County after Trooper Zach Bader illegally profiled the vehicle in which he was riding on Interstate 90.
A federal appeals court says law enforcement officials in Kansas cannot stop and search motorists for having nothing more than out-of-state license plates from states that have legalized marijuana. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday says the officer’s reasoning would justify the search of citizens from more than half of the states in the country. It found the officers violated Peter Vasquez’s Fourth Amendment rights in searching his car. [Associated Press]
Recall that in 2012 short guy power hungry Bader accosted a Montana family instead of policing Sturgis Rally traffic. In 2004 Montana voters legalized cannabis for some patients.

The overwhelming number of people profiled from legal cannabis states on I90 are persons of color as is the population of South Dakota’s prisons. Mercy is a lethal injection but any time spent in a South Dakota jail is a living hell.

Cops' lives suck. Little wonder they abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and occasionally murder their wives.

Above photo of Wuol was lifted from his Facebook page.

Friday, August 31, 2018

South Dakota media mostly ignoring conservative Evans

Conservative christianist Libertarian Party nominee Kurt Evans is going to be a major spoiler for Kristi Noem's precarious bid for governor in November especially if he can get his message to enough voters disgusted with the South Dakota Republican Party.



South Dakota is a sacrifice zone, chemical toilet, perpetual welfare state and permanent disaster area and if Noem is campaigning and raising money with a serial pussy grabber no doubt Il Trumpo will feel right at home among their fellow earth haters and grabbing them by their purses.


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

South Dakota ranked low in women's rights

Surprise! South Dakota is ranked 50th in 'workplace environment‘ and 38th overall in the 2018 WalletHub Best & Worst States for Women’s Equality.


Rand Paul stiffs fellow GOPer, endorses Gary Johnson

In 1995, Bob Newland, South Dakota cannabis activist and founding principal of the state's Libertarian Party, registered me as a member.
Former New Mexico governor and current Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Gary Johnson picked up the endorsement of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky on Tuesday in his effort to unseat an incumbent Democrat. Paul shunned Republican nominee Mick Rich, an Albuquerque construction contractor and newcomer to politics, in favor of Johnson, who was elected governor of New Mexico twice as a Republican before running for president in 2012 and 2016 on the Libertarian ticket. Rich seized on the endorsement from Paul to highlight Johnson's support for recreational marijuana and to voice concern about hardline fiscal conservatism. [Sen. Rand Paul Backs Libertarian Candidate in New Mexico]
Born in Minot, North Dakota Johnson also suffered through several Aberdeen winters as a kid.

Having won 9.34% of the 2016 vote in New Mexico Johnson still enjoys pretty good support in the state and has just given $100,000 to his long shot campaign to unseat Democrat Martin Heinrich. Both having fled the Republican Party Johnson and his running mate former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, campaigned in South Dakota during the tainted, likely illegitimate 2016 election. Weld talked in Spearditch as part of his whirlwind tour and Gov. Johnson did very well in Lawrence County - 7.9% was the best in the whole state. Some analysts say Johnson's name on the ballot in Colorado in 2016 won that state for Hillary Clinton.

Recognizing that maintaining 900+ known and covert US military installations is obscene I self-identify today as a progressive Democrat with civil libertarian leanings. Confident Secretary Clinton would win New Mexico in 2016 Gary Johnson got my early vote for president at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds despite this blog's view he was out of his depth, often seemed poorly advised on current events even lost in the weeds during the campaign. He has told supporters he won't run for president in 2020.

An interview with Johnson aired on Bill Janklow's idea of public radio.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

American football is a tool of fascism


A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found 110 out of 111 brains of those who played in the National Football League had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
In the study, researchers examined the brains of 202 deceased former football players at all levels. Nearly 88 percent of all the brains, 177, had CTE. Three of 14 who had played only in high school had CTE, 48 of 53 college players, 9 of 14 semiprofessional players, and 7 of 8 Canadian Football League players. [NPR]
Joe Montana says cannabis has been an effective therapy for his pain from injuries and for those suffering the effects of CTE.

A University of South Dakota coach retired ahead of his sport's descent into the dustbin of history: Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
Dr. Steven Miles said an outright ban on youth football would be unrealistic. But he is among the first to recommend removing football from schools, where the pressure of school spirit or being the only kid big enough to play nose guard can rope players into a sport in which 5 percent to 20 percent of players suffer concussions each season. Miles, who has studied war crimes and torture, is surprised he hasn’t received more criticism, considering how Friday night varsity games are embedded in American culture. [Minnesota doctors call for removal of football from public schools]
The only difference between American football and Roman gladiators is the losing team isn't fed to the lions.

American football is a tool of fascism. NFL players protesting its application against people of color during the Star-Speckled Banana before contests is America's just desserts.

The NFL, the Fox group and the Trump Organization are among the country's most hated companies. Dissolving the NFL then ending college and high school ball can't happen soon enough.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Red states finding relief with therapeutic cannabis

Only Idaho, South Dakota, and Nebraska ban all forms of cannabis.

Republican-glutted states are the drunkest, kill the most kids, are the most obese and most addicted to opioids. States with the most alcohol-impaired driving deaths are Montana, South Carolina, North Dakota, Alabama, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

But North Dakota and Montana have taken steps to reverse the trend. The latest figures from Montana's therapeutic cannabis program show 26,549 registered patients in the program and 420 providers. That state's cannabis industry has generated some $45 million in total sales.
Three testing labs have been licensed, and one additional lab license was pending in July. [First year of medical marijuana tax generates $1.8 million in Montana]
North Dakota has turned to therapeutic cannabis and is expected to legalize for all adults in its efforts to reverse opioid abuse.

But, North Dakota's repressive neighbor to the south is among the worst states for opioid abuse yet Democrats in that red state believe residents are too fragile for legal cannabis. Even the South Dakota State Medical Association contends that although "marijuana and dronabinol decreased pain" the fact that it is illegal makes it less effective as a therapy.

Pass a corporate income tax, end video lootery, reduce the number of South Dakota counties to 25, turn Dakota State University into a community college, and adopt my cannabis template: the kurtz solution painted on a thumbnail.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Pay: new South Dakota e-tax really an income tax

South Dakota native and former resident now Wisconsin policy wonk, Donald Pay just called Republican legislator, Lee Schoenbeck a liar.
I don’t understand the need for some to try to hide from the truth. To them, apparently, the truth isn’t the truth.

No one paid this tax before. There was no real infrastructure in place to collect the tax. There was a Supreme Court case stating states couldn’t collect this tax. There was the hope that some out-of-state retailers would voluntarily collect money somewhat equivalent to the amount of a sales tax and remit that money to the state. Some did, most didn’t. There was the hope that state taxpayers would voluntarily pay the amount equivalent to a sales tax. Some did, most didn’t. I wasn’t aware that voluntary contributions were taxes, but truth isn’t truth, you know.

Don’t pretend this is not a new tax. I’m OK with this new tax, by the way. This new tax will hit the middle class and the wealthy harder than the poor, because most poor folk aren’t buying much on-line. It is, in essence, an income tax disguised as a sales tax, since the wealthier among us have long used these catalogue and on-line purchases to skip paying their fair share of taxes. Even with this new semi-income tax in place the wealthy get by without paying their fair share. The money collected should go toward elimination of the tax on food purchases. [Donald Pay, blog comment]

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Drought, Republicans Continue to Threaten Prairie Pothole Region


Most East River lakes are eutrophic shit holes filled with toxic algae and unable to even support fish populations so the Prairie Pothole Region is becoming increasingly threatened by the encroachment of industrial agriculture but more irrigation means pumping fossil water from depleted aquifers mainly recharged by the Prairie Pothole Region.

So once again the feds are bailing out the locals this time through a grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Council, a part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service but instead of native bison We the People will pay a few welfare ranchers to run domestic livestock on some of it.
Soil Health Initiative funds will be open to eastern South Dakota landowners interested in establishing cover crops, diversifying crop rotations, reducing tillage, conserving wetlands and planting grasslands. The grant also includes funds for various wetland restoration and protection projects, including the acquisition of conservation easements from willing landowners. The grant and partner contributions will enhance more than 30,000 acres of wetlands and associated upland habitats in eastern South Dakota, benefiting waterfowl, ring-necked pheasants, white-tailed deer, songbirds, waterbirds and a wide variety of other wildlife species. [Farm Forum]
The sacrifice zone, chemical toilet, perpetual welfare state and permanent disaster area that is South Dakota is banking on increased drought in hopes to coax relief from the Trump Organization despite greater than average mountain runoff into the Missouri River.

Even the n00bs at South Dakota News Watch caught up to the story.
Ultimately, though, increasing protections for South Dakota rivers will largely boil down to money and future investment, a fact that presents a major challenge to a low-population state that is fueled mainly by sales tax revenues. [Rivers at Risk: S.D. waterways serve as dumping grounds for human, industrial, ag wastes]
Yeah, right.

So much for that.

See why the first line of political defense is the County Commission? And why environmental lawyers are important to democracy?

The US Fish and Wildlife Service enforces critical habitat and Democrats care more about this stuff than the Greedy Old Party does.

I'm a single-issue voter. Earth first. See how simple?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Apeshit: Thune, Rounds and Noem feeding at public trough

I began playing in Jerry Apa's illegal poker games in the basement of the Bodega in Deadwood somewhere around 1985.

The late Mike O'Connell was a founding father of legal gambling in the Gulch and every time Apa would go on tilt in a poker game Mike would shout, "he's gone apeshit!" The name stuck.
I asked five specific and honest questions. Why is the South Dakota Congressional delegation so reluctant to give me five specific and honest answers? My research on the Congressional pension plan has shown me the pompous and pampered members of Congress have no problem feeding at the public trough at the taxpayer’s expense. [Jerry Apeshit Apa]
A former legislator and Lead mayor, a lifelong earth hater and member of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers, Apa's scathing indictment of South Dakota Republican Party leadership and its ownership of SD Game Fish and Plunder helped kill a state land grab in Spearditch Canyon. Now he's watching his political party ripping apart in South Dakota.

Two of South Dakota's earth hater delegation receive their medical benefits from Obamacare. Rep. Kristi Noem has a full ride and Sen. John Thune is on the DC HealthLink Obamacare exchange. Mike Rounds is cutting a fat hog on South Dakota's high insurance costs and with Kristi Noem they have taken nearly $4 million in ag subsidies.

In a related story, the unindicted felon and co-conspirator temporarily sitting in the White House is saying he will come to the chemical toilet to stump for earth haters Kristi Noem and Howdy Doody Dusty Johnson.

Your thoughts?

Monday, August 20, 2018

SDSU president: get used to Brookings County being a shit hole


South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says the chemical toilet should simply accept more confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Large dairy operations are planned or underway along the I-29 corridor, with large poultry or pork facilities showing up in the south and east. Dunn says the new hog units built near the campus in Brookings shows that they can be located close to homes and businesses. [SDSU President Barry Dunn; CAFOs Can be Good Neighbors]
Brookings County is not just where I grew up it's home to South Dakota's most pestilent porker.

David Ganje is an attorney based in Rapid City who practices environmental law. He opined on the case of a Brookings County polluter whose choices contributed to contaminated runoff into the Big Sioux River.
The defendant was charged with destroying real property of the United States because he drained and caused to be drained, without the authority and permission of the government, lands under a federal wildlife easement. The jury found the defendant guilty of "disturbing protected wetlands of the United States.” The jury did not find the defendant guilty of the indicted charge of knowingly disturbing protected wetlands of the United States. After the conviction in this case the prosecutor said that requiring the defendant to restore the wetlands sends an important message. One cannot fault a prosecutor who is attentive to environmental issues. [Pierre Capital Journal]
This morning the Big Sioux River is again out of its banks contaminating everything in its path with poisonous effluent including that generated by non-point sources. The crony capitalism that keeps South Dakota the 8th worst state for the working class is destroying lands promised to native peoples by treaty and my home town of Elkton is struggling to find enough housing for migrant workers often living in squalor.

In a related story Dunn admits enrollment is crashing at SDSU.

South Dakota is a perpetual welfare state, a permanent disaster area and a chemical toilet by design. Until Democrats seize power nothing will ever change.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wyoming-based GOP donor reaps timber salvage windfall after Black Hills fire and blow down


I've logged a number of timber salvage operations after fires and blow downs in the Black Hills, Bighorn Mountains and in Idaho. It's dirty, dusty and destructive.

Most of the timber salvaged from the Legion Lake Fire and the recent blow down in the Northern Hills went to Hulett, Wyoming-based Neiman Enterprises. Stumpage for salvage operations on public lands is discounted to expedite removal so the industry pays pennies on the dollar. Kristi Noem frequently calls for a socialized Black Hills timber industry to placate Jim Neiman.
Jake Jackson, a Forest Service representative who oversees timber contracts in the Northern Hills and Bearlodge ranger districts, said the tornado crossed areas where three timber contracts were already in place with Neiman Enterprises. After the damage in those areas was evaluated, the focus of the contracts shifted to salvaging affected trees. [Thousands of timber truckloads salvaged after fire and tornado]
Nearly all the trees in the state park named for a war criminal and the ponderosa pine in the blow down were drought-stressed and susceptible to wind damage because of South Dakota's failure to sufficiently clear decades of overgrowth and understory, a century of fire suppression, a decades-long Forest Service moratorium on prescribed burns, a lack of environmental litigators and GOP retrenchment.

European settlement in the New World and the Industrial Revolution took hardwoods for charcoal then humans allowed fast-growing conifers to replace lost forests. Ponderosa pine only reached the Black Hills less than four thousand years ago and when Case #1, the first Forest Service timber sale in history took place near near Nemo, South Dakota the Black Hills National Forest ceased being a wild thing. While ponderosa pine is not native to the Black Hills native limber and lodgepole pine have been mostly extirpated from He Sapa, The Heart of Everything That Is.

Now in the Mountain West aspen has been choked out by fire suppression and the timber industry exacerbating climate change. Aspen leaves reflect sunlight in the summer and aspen communities hold snow pack into the Spring while pine needles absorb heat and accelerate snow melt warming the planet.
Given the great expanses of forest that are being affected by climate change and the fact that most will need to adapt in situ, it is imperative we begin to move past structural approaches to consider the genetic capacity of forest trees to adapt. The high degree of standing genetic variation found in most forest trees indicates many will have considerable ability to adapt. We need to be cognizant of adaptation that is occurring so that our management approaches act to support rather than hinder natural selection for traits needed under future conditions. [Dr. Diana Six, Are Survivors Different? Genetic-Based Selection of Trees by Mountain Pine Beetle During a Climate Change-Driven Outbreak in a High-Elevation Pine Forest]
Above photo lifted from earth hater Alan Aker's Facebook page.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Judge sends Keystone XL pipeline to limbo


The same geology that thwarts railroads and forces engineers to rebuild I-90 between Reliance and Rapid City and I-94 between Mandan, North Dakota and Billings, Montana every year also makes construction of the Keystone XL pipeline untenable.
In 2015, John Kerry, secretary of state under President Barack Obama, concluded the controversial project was not in the country's national interest, citing the impact the project would have on climate change as a major factor in the decision. The environmental impact statement used by the Trump administration in approving the project, attorneys for the environmental groups argued, is “unacceptably stale” and contains outdated information about oil prices, crude by rail, oil spills and modeling for greenhouse gas emissions. [Army of attorneys spar over Keystone pipeline in Great Falls court]
Nearly twice as much as originally believed or some 407,000 gallons of oil leaked last year from a faulty Keystone pipeline in Marshall County, South Dakota just days before Nebraska officials announced their decision on an alternative for an additional TransCanada route.

Attorneys for the Trump Organization will stop at nothing to erase Barack Obama's legacy including accelerating the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, a warming climate and an eventual American Indian rebellion to protect treaty lands.

Citing spills in South Dakota Obama-appointed Judge Brian Morris in Great Falls, Montana has ordered the US State Department to conduct a more thorough environmental review of the proposed pipeline route.
"We are pleased that Judge Morris has rejected all of the excuses raised by the Trump administration and TransCanada in attempting to justify the federal government's failure to address TransCanada's new route through Nebraska," said Stephan Volker, an attorney for the environmental and Native American groups that filed the Montana lawsuit. [Great Falls judge orders new federal review of Keystone XL pipeline]
Jane Kleeb of Bold Nebraska says support for TransCanada's day in court is facing its final argument and that the pipeline will never be built.

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has created a website to raise funding and awareness for the dispossession of treaty land, natural resources and to provide information about the nation's battles against the Dakota Excess and Keystone XL Pipelines.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Former Rapid City cleric accused of covering up sex crimes in Pennsylvania



The Philadelphia Diocese is the bishopric of former Rapid City cleric Charlie Chaput.
In April, while the clergy sex abuse investigation was entering its final stretch, state Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf R- Montgomery, introduced a bill that, among other things, seeks to sharply scale back a grand jury’s ability to issue reports and recommend changes in the law. Mr. Greenleaf, known for his work on criminal justice issues, chairs the Judiciary Committee. That panel in the last session gutted a bill that would have enabled a flood of new lawsuits by past victims against their abusers or the institutions that supervised them – a bill opposed by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and other church leaders. [Clergy abuse case reflects simmering scrutiny of Pa. grand jury system]
Charlie Chaput is a short guy and Two-Spirit of the first order who entered seminary to dodge the draft, avoided service in Vietnam then served as bishop of Rapid City from 1988 to 1997.
Margie Winters had taught at Waldron Mercy Academy for eight years. She was fired from the Catholic private elementary school in Merion Station after a parent wrote a letter complaining about her marriage to Andrea Vittori. Chaput told the National Catholic Register in 2013 that members of “the right wing of the church” have generally “not been really happy about” about Pope Francis.
Read it here.
Chaput is a professed Capuchin and has a reputation as an outspoken conservative. A member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, he is the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States, and the first Native American archbishop.
Bill Blankenship of The Topeka (Kansas) Capital-Journal:
Chaput didn’t grow up in the Potawatomi culture, but he told The Topeka Capital-Journal in 1998 when it named him a Kansan of Distinction that in the Diocese of Rapid City where more than 40 percent of Catholics are American Indians, he discovered his own native roots.
Being six feet under allows Chaput to be a crusader for kulturkampf and an unlikely defender of marriage equality.

Both South Dakota dioceses are up to their areolae in debt to the white christianic ruling class for covering up crimes committed by pederastic priests where Catholic congregations and the state's legislature have engaged in obstruction of justice for decades. Bernie v. Blue Cloud Abbey was one of several cases that ended up before the South Dakota Supreme Court alleging church officials at the time covered up serial sexual abuse taking place at the compound.

After helping to broker the sale of the abbey Watertown member of the Church of the Holy Roman Kiddie Diddlers, Lee Schoenbeck forced the South Dakota Legislature to pass laws covering up countless crimes committed by his sect.